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PLACE Elementary Education: Literary Genres & Terms Chapter Exam

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Question 1 1. Why do mystery writers use red herrings?

Question 2 2. What are memories in relation to flashbacks?

Question 3 3. Which of the following statements best defines theme?

Question 4 4.

Consider the following passage:

I felt a sudden chill, and looked to my left. In the distance I saw a tall figure, dimly lit by the street lights, running straight towards me. I turned and ran.

Which point of view is being used in the passage?

Question 5 5. Which of the following gives animals or inanimate objects human qualities or characteristics?

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Question 6 6. What do we call the tale of the conflict or the clash of characters or ideas in a story?

Question 7 7. How do legends differ from the other kinds of stories explored in this lesson?

Question 8 8. In a murder mystery, the main character loves the color red. She wears something red as part of her attire every day, and the story mentions items in her home decor that are also red. This character turns out to be the victim in this mystery. In literary terms, what does the inclusion of all the red items in this story represent?

Question 9 9. Which of the following statements is true?

Question 10 10. What do fables, folktales, myths and legends have in common?

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Question 11 11. Which of the following would be an example of universal theme?

Question 12 12. When using a flashback, what type of information is the reader given?

Question 13 13. Mysteries, fantasies, fairy tales, and romances are genres of which literary form?

Question 14 14. Which of the following statements about idioms is FALSE?

Question 15 15. Which is the best point of view for an author to use if he or she wants the reader to know the main character intimately?

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Question 16 16. How do a soliloquy and an aside differ?

Question 17 17. Which of the following paints a verbal picture to compare two dissimilar things?

Question 18 18. The last line of F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic novel 'The Great Gatsby' reads as follows: So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past. What point-of-view does this line's narrator have?

Question 19 19. Which of the following is NOT part of the plot structure?

Question 20 20. Which of the following uses the words 'like' or 'as' to draw a comparison between two things that are not particularly similar?

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Question 21 21. In the basic prose structure, what do we call the part where everything ties up in the end?

Question 22 22. Which of the following is an overstatement or exaggeration?

Question 23 23.

Consider the following passage:

You look upwards, and see a white ceiling. A long crack snakes its way towards an open door. You follow the crack, wondering what you might find through the doorway.

Which point of view is being used in the passage?

Question 24 24. What is a dream sequence?

Question 25 25. In what period did the novel really become the dominant literary form?

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Question 26 26. How is drama different from prose?

Question 27 27. Which literary form is written in ordinary, non-metrical language and communicates facts or opinions about reality?

Question 28 28. How is a literary form different from genre?

Question 29 29. What is often considered the first work of literature in the English language?

Question 30 30. In which point of view does the narrator know and at least partially reveal the internal thoughts, feelings, and motivations of all the characters?

PLACE Elementary Education: Literary Genres & Terms Chapter Exam Instructions

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